Some facts about the Mima Mounds also know as pimple mounds and many different names around the world.
They are called Mima Mounds in North America because Mima County Washington was one of the first places they were studied.
- Mima Mounds can be found on all continents except Antarctica.
- Mima Mounds appear only in the recent geological record.
- Mima Mounds have been through at least one ice age, the Wisconsin, and maybe more.
- By conservative estimates Mima Mounds cover about 10% of the Earth's continental surfaces.
- It is possible that when Mima Mounds initially appeared that they covered 40% or more of the Earth's continental surfaces.
- All Mima Mounds look to be of a similar age.
- Most of the original Mima Mounds have been destroyed by the activities of both nature and man.
- No new Mima Mounds are being created.
The process that created the Mima Mounds:
- only happened once in Earth's geological history.
- happened recently, geologically speaking.
- altered up to 40% of the continental surfaces of the planet.
- created Mima Mounds on almost every type of terrain on the planet.
- created Mima Mounds from islands south of South America to islands north of the Hudson Bay.
- stopped suddenly and has never happened again .
- The process has eluded science for over 150 years, though not for a lack of effort.
Surprisingly, few people even know the Mima Mounds exist.
The world map shows only a very small portion of Mima Mound locations around the world. Coverage is best in the Western U.S.
THE STONE DECORATIONS:
There are artificial stone decorations on the Mima Mounds of the Weed field in the southern Shasta Valley.
These decorations are very substantial.
The approach here has been to investigate the stone decorations from three directions.
- examine the decorating stones.
- examine other Mima Mound fields for similar decorations.
- look in Google Earth for other areas with the same unique aerial footprint.